A choice of heroes: the changing faces of American manhood

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Houghton Mifflin, Jan 1, 1982 - Social Science - 279 pages

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I love this book, even after 30 years. Mark does a wonderful job of identifying the limits place on men because of the roles we are "assigned". Then he identifes some new roles we could pick from.
Until men accept the ways that our societally asigned roles limit access to our true selves, we will not find the life we were meant to live. We will just be supporting the patrirachy without getting to the key question which is to understand "how did this happen" so we can change our roles to be more in line with community bulders and creators and not the destructive elements that the "John Wayne" stereotypes (Loner, Violent, Few Words). we still get told are ideal.
It was never meant do more. Enjoy it as a great entry way to the dilema men face.


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About the author (1982)

Mark Gerzon's role as chronicler of the postwar generation's journey began with his 1969 best-seller, "The Whole World Is Watching." Designated the "weathervane of the baby-boom generation" by the "Boston Globe," he is also the author of "A Childhood for Every Child," "A Choice of Heroes," and "A House Divided: Six Belief Systems Struggling for America's Soul." He leads midlife workshops nationwide with his wife, Shelley Kessler.

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